Spring Clean Dumpster for May 7th & 8th Canceled

Unfortunately our Spring Clean dumpster planned for this weekend has had to be canceled. The dumpster last weekend was overly filled and the park was then utilized as a place to throw trash and that was not the intent of this outreach. We are working to come up with another way to help residents dispose of unwanted items and will … Read More

Saturday Mornings on Becker Ave

Saturday Mornings on Becker Ave. An outdoor market every Saturday from 8am until 1 pm for local artists, artisans, and farmers.

We would love to see you Saturday mornings on Becker Ave! It is not only a wonderful time to pick up local crafts and farm-fresh goods but to see your friends and neighbors. We are out every Saturday from 8am until 1pm. Saturday Mornings on Becker is an outdoor market for local artists, artisans, and farmers. You don’t want to … Read More

New Fire Alert Near Jarales

**Update**Valencia County Fire Department responded to a field fire with structures threatened this afternoon.Crews responded quickly and were assisted by State crews on the Simona Fire.Fire is under control, and contained. Units were able to protect the threatened structures.It appears that this fire was the result of a downed power line.Jarales Rd near Maestas is currently shut down while crews … Read More

Urgent Reminder: County Wide Burn Ban

Urgent Reminder: County Wide Burn Ban

Valencia County is currently under a county wide burn ban that includes ALL municipalities. to the extreme winds, ongoing drought, and severe fire danger. With the Big Hole and Simona fires happening back to back and other major fires throughout New Mexico we have a lack of available resources in the event of another major fire. Please remain diligent and … Read More

Wind Briefing Thursday April, 21 2022

Event Overview While a strong jet stream moving across New Mexico is common this time of year, the weather scenario on Friday will be especially conducive to widespread damaging winds. The Jet stream will strengthen Friday as it dips over the American Southwest and crosses into the state while a powerful low pressure system bears down on the central Rockies. … Read More

Bosque Fire near Jarales in Valencia County.

This will be a pinned post for the Active Bosque fire at the South end of Valencia County near Jarales Road & St. Thomas. All updates and instructions will be here. ** FINAL FIRE UPDATE 4/24**Via Valencia County Fire Department FINAL FIRE UPDATE We are happy to report that both the Big Hole and Simona Fires are now 100% contained.We … Read More

Spring Clean Dumpster Available

On April 30th through May 1st and again on May 7th through May 8th there will be a 30 foot dumpster courtesy of the City of Belen and AC Disposal Company at the Park on 10th and Ross Streets. Citizens can throw any unwanted trash from their properties. Dumpsters will be available until filled. Please no motor oil, hazardous chemicals, refrigerators with freon, or vehicle parts.

The City of Belen Community Preservation Department has teamed up with AC Disposal Services to give our citizens additional opportunities to dispose of their unwanted items at no charge. On April 30th – May 1st and again on May 7th – May 8th there will be a 30 foot dumpster at the City park at Ross and 10th street. The … Read More

Valencia County Burn Ban Notice

Due to ongoing drought, severe fire danger, and serious lack of resources throughout New Mexico; Valencia County, village of Los Lunas, City of Belen, Peralta, Bosque Farms, and Rio Communities are implementing an open burn ban effective April 18, 2022 and will remain in effect for 30 days or until conditions change to reduce the fire danger, at which time … Read More

Big Hole Fire Updates and Information

FIRE UPDATE APRIL 21st The Big Hole Fire is now 95% contained and we still have resources continuing work in that area. FIRE UPDATE April 18th The fire is now 80% contained and crews will be out working today. There are 77 personnel still assigned to this fire. April 15th Big Hole Fire Update The Big Hole Fire, located on … Read More

Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program

A new water benefit, the Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP), is available to help households with water and wastewater costs, announced the New Mexico Human Services Department. LIHWAP is a temporary, federally-funded water assistance program for low-income households to help offset the costs of water and wastewater bills. Payments will be made to vendors on behalf of households.  Eligible … Read More